Dimitry Afanasiev
Dimitry Afanasiev

21, 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya Str., Moscow, 125047, Russia
Tel.: +7 (495) 935 8010; Fax: +7 (495) 935 8011

3 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE, UK
Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, SRA No. 492519
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7822 7060

115 Griva Digeni Av., office 108, Limassol, CY-3101, Republic of Cyprus
Tel: +357 25 025568


  • Chambers Global (2013-2021)
  • Chambers Europe (2013-2021)
  • Best Lawyers (2009-2021)
  • IFLR1000 (2016-2021)
  • Kommersant (2018-2020)

Dimitry Afanasiev is the Chairman and co-founding partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The firm offers a full range of services across offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, and associated offices in London, Washington, D.C. and Limassol. Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners employs 500+ staff, with nationals of over 15 countries, including USA, UK, France, Austria, Israel, Cyprus, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and many others. 

Dimitry specializes in international corporate transactions, dispute resolution and public policy issues. He regularly advises leading multinational corporations.

In 2010, the Financial Times listed Dimitry among the 10 most innovative lawyers in the world. Chambers Global and Europe, the most prominent legal guides, list Dimitry as an Eminent Practitioner, whilst Who is Who Legal tags him as a Thought Leader in their M&A ranking and a Global Leader in their Corporate Governance ranking. He is further recommended by leading directories such as IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers. Clients laud his experience and the depth of his insight, as well as his strategic advisory skill.

Amongst numerous accolades, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners was recognised as “Law Firm of The Year: Russia & CIS 2021” by The Lawyer magazine, whilst Dimitry Afanasiev himself had previously been recognized as European Managing Partner of the Year.

Dimitry holds a state award as an Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation (2015). He was awarded the FAS Russia Medal “For Protection of Competition” (2019), the Order of Honor for merits in strengthening the rule of law and protecting the rights and interests of citizens (2019), the Medal for Distinguished Service in Defence of Human Rights and Freedoms (2015), the Medal for Professional Excellence (2004) by the Federal Chamber of Lawyers; in 2017 he received the National Award in the “Business Reputation” category, and was awarded the title “Honorary Lawyer of the City of Moscow” in 2019. He received commendations from the President of the Russian Federation for achievements in defending human rights (2005) and for active work on protecting the interests of the Russian Federation (2011).

Dimitry is a member of leading legal associations, such as the International Bar Association (IBA), LexMundi, Best Friends Network, Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), as well as business associations such as the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC).

Prior to co-founding Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in 1993, Dimitry worked at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis and Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen.

Dimitry studied law at the University of Leningrad, University of Pennsylvania and St. Petersburg Institute of Law. He has been admitted to the St. Petersburg Bar Association.